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REF NO.: 138

SUBJECT: Pratt lecture set for this month

DATE: March 5,2009

             Dr. J. Edward (Ted) Chamberlin, scholar, storyteller, teacher, writer, witness among aboriginal peoples and across cultures, will deliver the annual Pratt Lecture on Thursday, March. 26.
            His lecture is titled The Snarl Around Our Dory: The Long Line of Island Traditions. 
            Dr. Chamberlin is university professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the University of Toronto. He has worked internationally in connection with aboriginal land claims and toward honoring oral testimony and oral cultures, and he is an energetic and articulate advocate for the importance of people's stories of themselves, whatever form those stories take.
           Dr. Chamberlin will deliver the 2009 Pratt Lecture on Thursday March. 26 at 8 p.m., in the Inco Innovation Centre, room IIC-02001. The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in lots 15 and 18. Reserved seating is available for those with special needs. A reception will follow the lecture in the lower concourse of the Inco building.

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